Mining focused and all-in results driven

We help you stay ahead of the curve…

During these times of immense change, our mining clients are striving to retain a safe and stable work environment for their employees while keeping their business’s AISC, TCC & OMA costs in line from rising supplier prices and labor skills shortages.

PVA is a Management Services Consultancy with over three decades of business that works closely with our Mining Industry Partners to deliver organizational, operational and financial results both in North America & internationally.

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Areas of Scope Part 1

PROCESSING (Mill / Refinery / Plant)

  • Safety Compliance
  • Operational Readiness
  • Basic Operator Envelope skills
  • SPC management systems
  • Recovery


  • Safety and Policy compliance
  • Productivity
  • Contract compliance
  • Quality execution
  • Vendor Performance Reviews

MAINTENANCE (Mobile / Mill / SD)

  • Safety Compliance
  • Planning & Scheduling
  • Works Orders estimating
  • Field / In Pit Rapid Maintenance
  • PM compliance
  • Work Order Backlog management
  • Shut Down Maintenance
  • Reliability Maintenance
  • SD Postmortems

Areas of Scope Part 2


  • Procurement consolidation
  • Contract & PO Life Cycle management
  • End User compliance
  • Vendor SLAs & Rates
  • Negotiation skills


  • Stock vs. Direct Buy
  • Critical Spares
  • In-Stock & Inventory Control
  • Kitting / Parts Delivery / Laydowns


  • Safety Compliance
  • Load & Haul
  • Drill & Blast
  • Dilution
  • Development / Services
  • Dispatch
  • Compliance to Mine Plan
  • ROM Blending / Feeding
  • Crusher Circuit


Within the Mining industry, some of the challenges we have recently seen are:

  1. Safety compliance opportunities by Mine and Contractor workforce in executing new procedures and processes.
  2. Increased AISC and TCC pressures while labor and material costs continue to increase.
  3. Aging Assets and Fleets resulting in poor utilization; Budget attainment-to-plan; and increased OPEX and maintenance spend.
  4. Numerous ineffective communications and hands-offs between business areas impacting cost and schedule.
  5. New / Emerging Technology platforms not getting the anticipated return on investments.
  6. Lack of sufficient Manager and Supervisor training and one-on-one coaching to prepare the next generation of frontline leaders.
  7. Management Operating Systems that are “data rich” but do not drive the right “Behaviors at the Point-of- Execution” © focusing on Safety, Quality and Efficiencies in the processes.


Our Approach begins in the Assessment Phase with gaining a deep understanding of our top client’s vision for future success and determining if there is a gap between the current state and their strategies for realizing it.

We then combine our reputation for always delivering on our operational and financial benefit commitments, along with our industry-unique methodology of the strategic installation of significantly more effective processes and management operating systems across all in-scope functions of the client business enterprise, in order to sustainably transform our client organizations in-line with their vision.

Our mining clients, who are 95% unionized, have relied on us to help them achieve sustained results in:

  • 100% Safety Compliance and Safety Management Systems
  • Opex & Capex cost reduction
  • Improved operational efficiency
  • Improved attainment to budgets, mine plans, and unit costs
  • Improved asset and fleet availability and utilization
  • Decreased work backlogs
  • Improved maintenance program schedule attainment